Edward A. (Ted) Spilsbury
Following in his father’s footsteps, Ted Spilsbury is a second generation funeral director. Ted and his father, LeGrande Spilsbury, have served the residents of southern Utah, Arizona, and Nevada for a combined total of nearly 76 years. Currently serving all of southern Utah and sections of Arizona and Nevada, this beautiful mortuary is often referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Funeral Service.” As Ted and Vivian reflect upon the Spilsbury heritage of funeral service, they are very pleased that they have been able to reach such a high level of service and professionalism on behalf of the families they serve.
Ted and Vivian, along with their professional and caring family of staff members, share the same mission. That is, to provide meaningful and memorable experiences for the families we serve in all areas in which we serve them. To truly care for our community and the families we serve in all of life’s celebrations and activities. To provide exceptional services and quality that far exceeds the expectations of the families we serve. To provide comfort, hope, and peace to the families we serve through the adherence of our guiding principles and the Spilsbury heritage of funeral service.
Jody is a third generation funeral director, born and raised in St. George, UT. She and her loving husband are parents to three sons. When their youngest son started school full time, Jody did as well. She enrolled in American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY. Graduating in July of 2014, seventy-five years after her grandfather LeGrande Spilsbury, Jody fulfilled her lifelong dream of providing loving service to grieving families. She says, “Being able to continue the legacy my grandfather and father have begun is an honor. Growing up watching the care, love, and respect they showed to families, at a most tender time in their lives, nurtured and molded my belief as to the importance of funeral service and putting others’ needs above your own.”
Tony really enjoys the feeling that he is a part of something that makes a difference in people’s lives. His true passion, and the reason that he entered the funeral service, is simply to be there for the families we serve. He finds himself going through many emotions along the funeral path. “Our families experience so many feelings,” he says, “and I find that the bond I develop with each individual is a miracle beyond words.”
Ryan Randall is our general manager who was born and raised in St. George, UT and is a graduate of Dixie High School. Ryan began working in the funeral industry in 2010 and finds much reward and joy in serving the families that entrust Spilsbury Mortuary with their loved ones. Ryan spends the majority of his free time with his beautiful wife, Amanda. Together they enjoy attending musical and sporting events, as well as spending time outdoors with their two dogs.
Connie is over community outreach here at Spilsbury Mortuary. Working with the local hospice groups and veterans associations has been an enlightening experience. The military is very close to Connie’s heart; her father was a Pearl Harbor survivor and her sweetheart is a retired Navy veteran. She enjoys supporting the amazing men and women who have served our great country. Connie finds being able to support our local hospice groups very rewarding and feels that being a part of the Spilsbury team is an awesome opportunity. She is the mother of seven daughters and nineteen grandchildren who are “the joy of her heart.” She says, “I love being of assistance to those in our community who do so much for each of us. This position has enriched my life. Thank you to Spilsbury.”
Joe comes to us with a background of forty years in law enforcement and is also a retired Navy veteran. He ran the honor guard for the Utah Highway Patrol for several years. Joe and his wife, Connie, have seven daughters and nineteen grandchildren. He is a Salt Lake City native and graduate of Hillcrest High School and Westminster College. Joe is part of the Spilsbury support staff, working funerals and doing transportation. He greatly enjoys serving the community. He says, “I feel it a great privilege to serve those who come to us in their time of loss and to be able to give their loved ones the honor and respect they deserve.”